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Wednesday, August 01, 2001

FLOWER OF THE MONTH: Taramahura sunflower

Although sunflowers can be invasive and toxic to surrounding plants, in the desert, they are the boldest color we can get late summer. Their big, bright, yellow faces lead us into the crispness of the golden colors of autumn as they line the highways and stand tall above all the retiring flowers in the garden.

My favorite is the Taramahura sunflower. For it is not just big, bold, bright and yellow, it also has a turquoise ring in the center of the flower that makes it uniquely different. I got mine in seed form from Seeds of Change, a local organic seed company, but I’m sure many other seed companies carry them too.